[islandlabs] Parachute Purchase

John Teddy masterjediyoda at gmail.com
Fri Jan 22 16:49:31 EST 2010


o yea, I am ordering from here: http://www.the-rocketman.com/recovery.html

If you know of a better price, or better parachute... speak up now. I'm
thinking to just go with the 4 feet one, since it only costs $5 more, and I
don't think the weight is any significant difference.

On Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 4:46 PM, John Teddy <masterjediyoda at gmail.com>wrote:

> So I'm going to order a parachute.
>
> Bill has invested lots of time and money into this weather balloon project.
> He is spearheading most of the efforts from what I can tell.
>
> Now Kuzew is stepping up and paying for electronics for an APRS system to
> my knowledge as well. Each Bill and kuzew are throwing in over $50 to
> acquire the resources for the project.
>
> I bought the $20 cell phone (*cough* which can't be found *cough*)... now
> that this new APRS system is being setup by kuzew (and tonyb?)... this
> cellphone option seems obsolete.
>
> The parachute will cost $51 (with shipping) for 3 feet, and $56 (with
> shipping) for 4 feet. I want a consensus as to 3 or 4 feet, or some kind of
> feedback. So what do you guys think, 3 or 4 feet?
>
> The guy on the phone said he was the first civilian to launch a rocket into
> space. I was asking him about the weight of the parachute, he said he didn't
> quite know... but speculated 1/10th of a pound to 2/10ths.
>
> I don't want this to diminish the paisley parachute either. I figure at
> this point we just need someone to step up and buy another 800 gram
> balloon... and we can do two launches, maybe even on the same day. Since
> they'll land generally in a similar vicinity, I speculate.
>
> -John
>
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